Orthodontic alum wins national award for case study

June 4th, 2014

Dr. Bryan Hsu ’13 (Ortho) with Dr. Phillip Campbell, Gaylord Endowed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics

When surgery is not an option, orthodontic treatment has the potential to achieve dramatic results and positively impact the patient’s quality of life, an award-winning case study from Dr. Bryan Hsu ’13 (Ortho), shows.

During the American Association of Orthodontists 2014 Annual Session in New Orleans, Hsu’s case study, “Orthodontic camouflage of a skeletal class III hyperdivergent malocclusion with a bilateral posterior cross-bite and anterior open bite,” was selected as the first-place winner by the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

“The results of this case show what a dramatic change we were still able to achieve,” says Hsu of the treatment, which utilized extractions and orthodontic camouflage as an alternative to surgery.

“In doing so, we were able to have an extremely positive impact on the patient’s life and give her the beautiful smile that she deserves,” Hsu says. “By never lowering our standards of care, we can still achieve beautiful results even under the most difficult circumstances.”

— Jennifer Fuentes